Wednesday, August 31, 2005

5 Blogs for Blog Day 2005

Blog Day 2005

august 31st, 2005

On this first Blog Day celebration, all bloggers are now displaying 5 new blogs that we heartily recommend to our readers.

Please visit these 5 blogs.

I think you'll probably find them worth adding to your Favorites Bookmarks list or your blogroll if you too are a blogger.

Then again, you may not share my tastes or enthusiasm.

Be it as it may, thanks for also, if you operate a blog, displaying YOUR own list of "5 new blogs you might want to explore" for your readers.

Let's join together to celebrate the wonders of the blogosphere...on Blog Day 2005.

Some Blog Definitions:

Blogs = first universal publishing system in history.

Blogs = fast, easy web content creation, updating, networking, and editing tool for non-geeks with no knowledge of HTML.

Blogs = free information hubs, to which you can contribute your own opinions or observations, to which you can add any textual content you want.

Blogs = two-way conversations between any two internet-connected people via the web.

Blogs = slow chat rooms.

Blogs = decentralized public micro/macro-casting of independent, uncensored, unedited, original content.

Blogs = multi-directional, multi-media enabled, digital communication platforms.

Blogs = the democratization of web content.

Blogs = "an email to the world" (Doc Searls).

Blogs = self-magnifying mouthpieces for activistic transformative process elucidation and proliferation.

Blogs are electro-telepathic conduits of mental revolution.


About Blog Day 2005

What is BlogDay?

BlogDay was initiated with the belief that bloggers should have one day which will be dedicated to know other bloggers, from other countries or areas of interests. In that day Bloggers will recommend about them to their Blog visitors.

Read my original post:

Blog Day 2005

What will happen on BlogDay?

In one long moment on August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs...

...preferably, blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude.

On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

Why do we need a BlogDay?

I am suggesting this kind of activity because in the last months I felt that the more blogs there are, the less time I’m spending on new web logs.

Because of the overload of information, I’m just visiting my favorite blog and therefore, I’m sure that I miss a lot of good blogs.

Who am I?

My name is Nir Ofir.

I'm the Editor in Chief of an Israeli Portal:

I consider my self as an innovation evangelistand and an entrapreneur. Experienced in initiating, founding and running "Userland" type of web based services.

I'm known for founding Israel's first commercial Weblog service and as the creator of the "BlogTV" service – Live Broadcasted web logs.

You can read more about me, the Israeli Blogging scene and BlogDay project in my blog.


Vaspers the Grate's

5 Recommended Blogs:

(1) Hello my name is Scott

(2) 10,000 Birds

(3) Edge Perspectives with John Hagel

(4) Lessig Blog

(5) Electronic Frontier Foundation

[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate





Wonderful definitions/declarations of the meanings of "blog."

Much respect,


steven edward streight said...

Thanks Zaf.

I've been working on multiple definitions of "blog", inspired much by Doc Searls, Tom Coates, Rebecca Blood, Evan Williams, and other pioneers.

I'm taking the best of what they've said, then trying to re-work them, try to make them either more inclusive or more precise.

Notice not a single instance of the hackneyed, inaccurate terms "diary", "journal", or "confessional booth".


I forgot one: pre-surfed web concept. That's Rebecca Blood.